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2014-03-14 16:20:22

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Chrysler Group CEO and UAW President host production celebration attended by community leaders and employees -- Slated to close in 2010, the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant rises from the ashes with nearly $1 billion in investments -- New paint and body shops transform plant into flexible, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility -- Additions increase plant's footprint by 2 million square...

2013-06-24 12:21:22

DEARBORN, Mich., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), the United Auto Workers and the UAW Trust are launching a pilot program to improve the health care experience and outcome for Ford's hourly active employees and the Trust's non-Medicare retired members The two-year pilot is expected to improve health; it is voluntary for hourly employees and non-Medicare retirees The pilot is a result of the 2011 Ford-UAW contract negotiations Ford Motor Company,...

2012-11-05 20:20:09

DETROIT, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NBC News left out critical information regarding Delphi employee pensions in a November 4 report, failing to report that a 1999 contract, not favoritism, is what made pensions whole for some employees, says UAW. All Delphi employees had their pensions terminated and put into Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), and only workers under a 1999 contract that required GM to cover Delphi pension shortfalls had their pensions made whole....

2011-12-20 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinit, the leader in personalization and mass customization of consumer electronic products, has been named one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine. The company ranks amid the top honorees on the magazine's annual list of high-performing organizations, coming in 25th among 100 privately held companies. Forbes judged Skinit on their management team, strong business model, strategic enterprise partners, investment capital and...

2011-09-14 09:00:00

CLEVELAND, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Equipment Digest (NED), industry's most preferred and trusted source for product news, announced today a new awards program entitled the KING Awards competition. This unique program will acknowledge superior industrial product innovation and honor the best new products in 11 distinct categories, ranging from assembly, controls and electronics to facilities, material handling, safety and more. A panel of industry experts along with the readers...

2010-12-23 14:14:00

DETROIT, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three page one stories from the December 27 issue of Automotive News are previewed below. Automotive News Reporter David Barkholz writes that when UAW President Bob King launches the union's organizing drive of Asian and German automakers next month, he is counting on help from his friends. Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson said last week that he was eager to hear from King on how his Rainbow PUSH coalition can serve the cause. The organization...

2010-10-25 13:40:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FMCS Director George Cohen today announced that UAW President Bob King will be the featured luncheon speaker in Chicago on November 3 for the first of three FMCS-sponsored seminars on health care issues in collective bargaining. The special one-day seminar in Chicago will kick off a special Agency outreach to labor and management representatives to encourage cooperation and collaboration in bargaining on health care issues. Mr. King was...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinit, Inc., a leading provider of technology and products to customize personal electronic devices (PEDs) on-demand, announced today Bob King joined the company as CEO. With extensive experience leading rapidly growing companies, King's expertise will lead the company through this time of rapid expansion as they continue to define the personalization market. This hire comes after a combined $60 million investment from ABS Capital Partners and Norwest...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Skinit, Inc., a leading provider of technology and products to customize personal electronic devices (PEDs) on-demand, announced today Laurence Franklin will join the company's board of directors. Franklin has extensive experience as a president, CEO and board member. This is Franklin's second board relationship with Skinit backers ABS Capital and Norwest Equity Partners, as he is also a board member of their portfolio company Rosetta Stone. In addition,...

2010-07-07 15:38:00

Advanced Powertrain Forum marks 10th year ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newly elected UAW President Bob King will join the CAR Management Briefing Seminars, Monday, Aug. 2. He will address the "Strategic Manufacturing: A Merger of Product and Process" session, along with Scott Garberding, senior vice president manufacturing, Chrysler Group LLC; Jim Tetreault, vice president, North America Manufacturing, Ford Motor Co.; and Diana Tremblay, vice president,...